Diploma in Coaching for Performance

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Diploma in Coaching for Performance

Performance Management and Coaching Course Overview

This programme is aimed at any individual who is, or intends to be involved in managing people or working as part of a team. It will also benefit HR Professionals with an interest in Performance Management or People Development. It covers the key principles of coaching and gives students the skills and confidence to coach, influence and motivate others in order to maximise their potential.

Programme Aims and Objectives

On completion of the programme each student will have explored the key theories of
performance maximisation utilising coaching, influencing and motivation. Each student will
then develop the confidence to apply these skills with their colleagues.
On completion of the Diploma in Coaching for Performance students should have acquired
the skills to:

  • Influence and gain commitment from people to change and set performance goals

  • Support others in the development of action plans to maximise performance

  • Help others to recognise and overcome their limiting beliefs

  • Enhance their coaching skills and be able to use a variety of tools

  • Evaluate their own performance as a coach

  • Show how coaching can impact on the performance of an organisation

 Dublin Business School’s Diploma coaching for Performance is a gateway course to our Business and Human Resource Management degree. Learn more about Dublin Business School’s BA (Hons) in Business - Human Resource Management.


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To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Coaching for Performance, students will be required to complete a written assignment (70%) and presentation (30%)

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

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Diploma Coaching for Performance Content

Introduction to Coaching Methods

This session will introduce the concept of coaching and its origins. Students will understand and practice key coaching skills and techniques. As well as best practice coaching techniques the course will also cover topics like Emotional Intelligence and NLP.

Understanding Human Behaviour

This session helps students understand how people are motivated and will look at how limiting beliefs can impede progress. It will also look at how ‘blind spots’ can limit our growth and will evaluate how coaching can be used to achieve performance goals.

The Coaching Relationship

This session enables students to set to consider how best to create an environment that will help to enhance the quality of the coaching relationship and how the expectations of both coach and performer are managed and helps students to deal with difficult situations in particular when they are faced with challenging performance and behaviours that are not in line with business expectations.

Coach Competencies

This module enables students to look at what competencies are required in order to become an effective coach and how best to enhance those competencies. This module will involve students being coached on those areas that they would like to improve.

Using Coaching Models and Tools

This session explores a number of models and tools available to help them to structure their coaching sessions. It will allow students to evaluate a rage of different models and tools and evaluate their effectiveness.

Coaching within Organisations

This session explores the added challenges faced when working within organisations. It will examine the concept of the Coaching Culture, look at team coaching and the issues that can arise when coaching teams. It will also look at working with external coaches and what to look for when recruiting external coaches. 

Evaluating Coaching Interventions

This session enables students to validate and evaluate their coaching effectiveness ni qualitative and quantitative terms. 

Psychometrics and Emotional Intelligence

These modules will examine the role of psychometrics in coaching and will also look at the concept of Emotional Intelligence. 

Diploma Structure

The Diploma Coaching for Performance is conducted in a highly interactive, participative and energetic style. The student will be supported by a programme coach and have opportunities to practice coaching in a safe environment and to gain feedback on the application of the theories and core techniques. The students will be guided through their assignment agreed with their programme coach.  Students will attend class one evening per week over a ten week duration, with the final class designated for assessment presentations (30%). Students must also complete an assignment (70%). The first class will provide an introduction to coaching and all classes will be divided into a theoretical and practical sessions so that students can practice and perfect the new techniques that they have learned.  Students will be split into groups and coaching skills are practiced and developed in a confidential environment.


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Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the programme, students will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to influence, coach and motivate others to improve performance and realise their potential. The student can perform well in the role of manager or team member.

Student Profile

Students are generally in roles where they are managing people and/or projects where it is important to get results through others. They may also be in Human Resources roles, particularly those involved with Performance Management or Learning and Development roles. Some students are not in management roles, but have aspirations to become coaches and this course offers a solid foundation for them.


The fee for our Diploma Coaching for Performance is €1,325. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins. 

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Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about your course of interest. The open day will give you the opportunity to receive one on one advice and direction from leading academics in your chosen subject area, meet current students and also have your questions answered on entry requirements, student support and the admissions process. Find out when our next Open Event is taking place. The Admissions Office is located in our Aungier Street campus and you are welcome to visit the college to speak with a member of our admissions team from Monday to Fridays, 8:45am – 5:15pm. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

DBS Student Facilities

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

• Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. 
• DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies.  
• DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills. 
• Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre. 
• Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

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Course overview

Certification: Dublin Business School
Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-9.30pm
Next Intake: October 2024
Duration: 10 weeks Part-time

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